Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for March 10, 2009


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    wndrwrthg  over 10 years ago

    margueritem, I vote for “or not”.

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    johnnydoc5  over 10 years ago

    not sure that’s how it works, Calvin…

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    pouncingtiger  over 10 years ago

    I like Susie’s sarcasm in the last panel.

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    Yukoner  over 10 years ago

    Ah Calvin, you’re too clever by half.

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    ramchandani_h  over 10 years ago

    Love the “worried” look on Calvin’s face in the 2nd Panel… LOLLL

    “Mine are even WORSE” hahahaaa.. LMFAO!!!!

    Gr8 going, Calvin! we know u’ll shake the World of its insane truths one day while dancing off to your toes n laughing it out!

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    margueritem  over 10 years ago

    Thomas A. Edison had the same problem. Perhaps Calvin is on to something, or not.

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    Ivy0730Lcsq  over 10 years ago

    in the second panel, Calvin was like :”gee, Really?” lol But then, self-defends in front of Susie! haha

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    runar  over 10 years ago

    My reading level was several notches above my actual grade level. During reading aloud sessions, when I got called on, I never had the place. My teacher thought I was actually retarded, but the actual situation was that I was a dozen pages ahead of the other kids. I was lucky, I guess. I only got punishments - these days, I’d probably be force-fed ritalin.

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    rshive  over 10 years ago

    If your grades are bad enough, you may even devise the successor to general relativity.

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    batkath  over 10 years ago

    Runar, I’m right there with you…I feel (felt) your pain. Thank God for fast paced Math classes!!!

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    Unclebup  over 10 years ago

    How many other 6th graders knew Einstein had bad grades. Calvin is well read. I think most geniuses have weak social skills - maybe that explains it.

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    Northwoodser  over 10 years ago

    rshive: General Relativity retired from the army last year.

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    carmy  over 10 years ago

    Oh Calvin, you’re a riot.

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    tirnaaisling  over 10 years ago

    Calvin was obviously based upon myself lol

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    ninmas  over 10 years ago

    he’s VERY ahead of his own time.

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    Dry and Dusty Premium Member over 10 years ago

    Love Calvin’s expression in the third panel! Such modesty!

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    rawriamadinosaur  over 10 years ago

    Hah I did projects like that. I was usually Susie, though I’d occasionally do a Calvin and let someone else do all the work lol.

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    kbielefe  over 10 years ago

    I flunked spelling class the year I won the school spelling bee. Grades are often a very poor measure of actual competence in a subject.

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    Cameloo  over 10 years ago

    Thank the teacher for assigning the two smartest students as partners

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    Dudely  over 10 years ago

    Actually it’s a myth he got bad grades. He was decidedly average in math, and very good at science. When he went to post-secondary he failed a math class because the instructor didn’t like him, but that was all. He retook it and passed.

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    pookid54 Premium Member over 10 years ago

    “…..even worse!” Why am I not surprised?

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    lazygrazer  over 10 years ago

    So what would an expert have to say about all this?….

    ”Imagination is more important than knowledge.” ~Albert Einstein

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    alexhuama  over 10 years ago

    la imaginación es una gran herramienta y calvin la tiene

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    cleokaya  over 10 years ago

    Calvin proves his intelligence every time he lives out one of his playtime fantasies. It takes a smart boy to get into the mischief that Calvin gets himself into.

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    musicnut1986  over 10 years ago

    I have a nephew that tested off of the charts in public school. He would frequently get bored and act out in class. He didn’t socialize because he felt the other kids were beneath him, So where is he today? A gay computer programmer in San Francisco with no social skills. I don’t think we have to worry about Calvin because he has all the social skills he needs, and then some.

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    unemandarine  over 10 years ago

    Mmmm… Calvin you’re quite smart that’s true, although I’m not sure about your working skills…

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    stupendousman6  over 10 years ago

    The irony of all the Calvin and hobbes strips is that calvin really is a genius!

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    Wildmustang1262  over 10 years ago

    Calvin, go figure!

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    EMandEM  over 10 years ago

    Calvin will invent a time machine soon enough. Suzie has no idea who she’s dealing with! Here’s a genius in the make. What’s a ‘dumb project’ for him….

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    dirtyfrank10  over 10 years ago

    I had the same problem as Runar. I would be pages ahead and never know where the rest of the class was. Eventually they figured out I was smart and put me in the gifted classes, which I eventually got kicked out of, too. I guess I was just way smarter than everyone else, just like Calvin!

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    JonD17  over 10 years ago

    alexhuama sí, la imaginación es el alimento que el conocimiento sobre las fiestas…….. yes alexhuama, imagination is the food that knowledge feasts upon

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    runar  over 10 years ago

    dirtyfrank, you were lucky they had advanced classes. I went to a Catholic school that not only was too cheap to have advanced sessions, but was also more interested in instilling conformity than actual learning.

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    coffeeturtle  over 10 years ago

    I have to go with Calvin on this one! :D

    what six year old knows about the upbringing of Albert Einstien? And those strips where Calvin talks about time travel and relativity?


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    alyssaanne007  over 10 years ago

    poor susie………

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    tirnaaisling  over 10 years ago

    Reading the comments here sort of confirms my belief that school really is a great place for messing the really gifted up for the rest of their lives :(

    I wonder how many of the regulars here see themselves in Calvin?

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    jaroleck  over 10 years ago

    love Calvin and hobbes ever since i was a kid, these comics are great!!!

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    tabbylynn  over 10 years ago

    so cute. i know a few people whos grades are a lot lower then Einsteins and Calvins put together. (yes it can be that bad) i grade papers and have seen some low ones. it is bad.

    think this one is great though.

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    ChiehHsia  over 10 years ago

    musicnut1986, I didn’t think it was possible to be a gay man living in San Francisco (been there, done that), and NOT have social skills. I’ll bet your nephew has plenty of social skills that he’s just not showing you.

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    alondra  over 10 years ago

    Calvin is not dumb. He has a great imagination. He may not be book learning smart but he will go far with his imagination, he will be a writer of some kind.

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    magpiesrule  over 10 years ago

    With that sort of logic, Calvin will certainly grow up to be a leading politician. In Australia those grades and ego qualifies you for a long life in polictics.

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    grammahotsho  over 10 years ago

    Ain’t competition grand!

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    redsheri  over 10 years ago

    It’s interesting that Calvin knows interesting facts about Einstien at such a young age.

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    mrprongs  over 10 years ago

    He’s smart enough to know that, but dumb enough to get really bad grades. Oh, the duality of human nature.

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    Radical-Knight  over 10 years ago

    You tell her, Calvin! You’re so right! Don’t let her give you no gruff! (Where’s the back door.)

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    JonD17  over 10 years ago

    DreamScourge says: Reading the comments here sort of confirms my belief …………… I wonder how many of the regulars here see themselves in Calvin? (Hand raised and waving) Me, me, me!!!

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    watrmellinz  over 10 years ago

    My Grades are worse than Einstein’s

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